Thanks to all of you for your input and opinions.
I fixed all of my issues the old fashioned way, by applying money to them.
I cancelled the lame AT&T service almost immediately and went with a Clear 4G wireless hotspot. Then I purchased an Acer Aconia tablet running Windows.
The wireless hotspot is fast, fast, fast, and the Windows tablet does everything that the iPad2 does not. And that is a pretty long list.
Once you are accustomed to multitasking it feels like the 1980's to have a computer that can only do one thing at a time.
And I am not badmouthing AT&T. They just have some issues in my particular locale.
The iPad2 is sort of like a one trick pony while a real Windows computer is like a three ring circus.